Trainer Robertino Diodoro told Maryland Jockey Club racing officials that Keepmeinmind, the seventh-place finisher in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, is being considered for a run in the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico.
Keepmeinmind trailed the 19-horse Derby field for three-quarters of a mile before making a very wide drive to finish seventh.
The son of Laoban, who is owned by Cypress Creek Equine, Arnold Bennewith and Spendthrift Farm LLC, finished third in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Keeneland before capturing the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs. The Kentucky-bred colt is winless in three starts this year. Prior to the Derby effort, Keepmeinmid was sixth in the Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn Park and fifth in the Blue Grass (G2) at Keeneland.